While the annual Worthersee event is focused around Volkswagen brand cars, mainly the GTI, Volkswagen Group AG’s Skoda brand decided to steal some spotlight with the debut of the new Fabia RS 2000 design concept.
“These days, the GTI-Treffen is rightly hailed by fans of powerful engines and sporty customization as the Mecca of car tuning,” says Skoda boss Winfried Vahland. “Anyone who comes to the event once never wants to miss another year of this fascinating get-together. The jubilee year of 2011 is a welcome opportunity for us to show off our sports models and make sure that everyone knows that Skoda really has something to offer here.”
The Skoda Fabia RS 2000 Concept was produced specifically for the GTI-Treffen event. The concept features a seats for four with racing harnesses and carbon-fiber trim. Power comes from a 200-hp 2.0 liter twin-turbo 4-cylinder unit.
Will Skoda produce the Fabira RS 2000 Concept? We’re not sure but we’re pretty sure Europeans would like the option.
Check out the press talk after the jump.
Skoda Fabia RS 2000 Concept:
ŠKODA at GTI-Treffen in Wörthersee
› 30th annual cult meet
› Fabia RS 2000 design concept created especially for the jubilee meeting
› Fabia Monte Carlo, Fabia RS and rally Fabia Super 2000 underscore the brand presentation
Mladá Boleslav, 2. June 2010 – This year’s GTI-Treffen in Reifnitz, by Lake Wörthersee, is set to attract tuning fans from all over Europe for the thirtieth time at the beginning of June, and ŠKODA will once again be in the thick of the action, showcasing the Fabia RS 2000 design concept prepared especially for this anniversary meeting, the rally Fabia Super 2000, the sporty Fabia RS and the all-action Fabia Monte Carlo. Besides the latest innovations in its sports models, ŠKODA will be offering a packed programme of entertainment.
The Fabia RS 2000 concept car has been developed and built specifically for the GTI-Treffen. Drawing on the successful Fabia Super 2000 rally car, ŠKODA’s designers have created an original roadster pursuing a single goal: dynamism and the joy of sporty driving. Based on the ŠKODA Motorsport’s broad rally car, the Fabia RS 2000 offers plenty of room for four occupants to climb in and sit in the car with ease. Besides the great view, the sharply sloping windscreen provides a constant supply of fresh air and a sense of being at one with nature.
Motorsports fans can look forward to the Fabia Super 2000, which was unbeatable last season as it dominated the IRC world championship series (Intercontinental Rally Challenge). At Wörthersee, ŠKODA is presenting the race-winning car driven by the Austrian Raimund Baumschlager as he won his tenth Austrian rally championship. Baumschlager will be making a personal appearance at the ŠKODA stand on 2 June.
Besides exhibiting cars, the ŠKODA stand, covering an area of 600 m2, will host a plethora of events for visitors. Motorsport fans will have the chance to take part in a rally simulation, experience a free fall, and race remote-controlled models.
– By: Roman Bronfenbrener